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Georgia Engel, Acclaimed 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' Actress, Dies at 70

Cheryl Kahla
Apr 15, 2019
10:20 P.M.

Georgia Engel was most famously known as the soft-spoken Georgette Franklin on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show.' She passed away at the age of 70.

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Georgia Engel's friend, John Quilty, said the acclaimed actress was a Christian Scientist and did not consult with doctors, therefore the cause of death is still to be determined.

Quilty is a fellow actor known for his roles in "The Sinner," "The Good Wife" and "Gotham." He is also the executor of Engel's will.

From left to right, Betty White, Gavin Macleod and actress Georgia Engel at the 'CBS At 75' celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom in 2003. Photo: Getty Images

From left to right, Betty White, Gavin Macleod and actress Georgia Engel at the 'CBS At 75' celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom in 2003. Photo: Getty Images

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Engel appeared in more than sixty episodes of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." She also had recurring roles on "Hot In Cleveland," and "Everybody Loves Raymond."

She was nominated for an Emmy for each of the three seasons of her "Everybody Loves Raymond, and was nominated for her work on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the seventies.

During that time, she also appeared in 14 episodes of "The Betty White Show" in the role of Mitzi Maloney.

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When Betty White was honored with a PBS special in 2018, Engel recalled how she and White had maintained their off-screen friendship throughout the years.

Her last screen appearance was as Sister Barbara in a 2018 episode of "One Day At A Time." Engel is survived by her sisters Penny Lusk and Robin.

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